CN Rail – Sprague - Steinbach, MN

Project Office: Regina

Project Profile:

Installation and upgrade of a new main CTC signal system for the CN Rail Sprague Subdivision.


The Project

A&B Rail Services was hired as a subcontractor to install a new main line CTC signal system between mile 45.19 and 97.92 on CN Rail’s Sprague Subdivision in Steinbach, Manitoba.



  • Upgrade and installation of 10 grade crossing systems including bungalow, gates, and track circuits
  • Upgrade of 10 signalled end of sidings including bungalow, power switches, switch circuit controllers, signals, and track circuits
  • Upgrade and installation of 13 intermediate sites including bungalow, wayside signals and track circuits
  • Installation of 2 repeater sites


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed.

This time sensitive and highly involved project is an excellent example of A&B Rail Services’ project management expertise, capabilities, and commitment to Doing It Right.

There were a number of significant challenges which came up during this project that A&B Rail Services was able to overcome. Some of these included poor access to the work areas, sharing workspace with other contractors, and maintaining an aggressive time line. As the safety of our team, our client, and the public has always been A&B Rail Services’ number one priority, procedures and systems were put in place to ensure all goals and safety standards were met.

For A&B Rail Services, it means another satisfied customer in our 50-year journey to become Canada’s largest, most-experienced, and most sought-after rail services company.




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